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Diary Day Nineteen


Day Haltwhistle to Housesteads
Date Tuesday 13th June 2006.
Distance 10.60 miles
Total Distance 218.50 miles
Ascent 2,083 feet
Total Ascent  37,130 feet
Moving Average 2.20 miles per hour
Weather

Overcast, cold at first warm later

Mo at Hadrians wall

Another wonderful home cooked meal to finish the day and the best porridge we have ever tasted to start this one.

 

We got underway at 8.30am in a cold wind and overcast sky threatening rain that luckily never materialised. Colin was happy out of the rucksack all day enjoying the fantastic views.

It was very busy on the wall path with lots of walkers mainly coming the opposite direction doing the Coast-to-Coast and low flying jets that close that you could see the pilots. Hadrianís Wall is another must visit place with its milecastles and turrets. Up and down hills all day compensated by the wonderful views especially at Highshield Crags down over Crag Lough and across to Wark Forest.

Walking along Mo saw another hill to the left and said how lucky that we did not have to climb it only to turn the corner and there it was again in front of us Hotbank up to Hotbank Crags. Having made the climb the Pennine Way leaves Hadrianís Wall at Cuddyís Crags but we continued on to Vercovicium Roman Fort that has an atmosphere all of itís own. Down to the Military Road and a coffee at the information centre then on to Moss Kennels Farm for our overnight accommodation where we arrived at 4pm.

Rest day tomorrow and looking forward to Uncle Eddie coming to take us out so we hope to be refreshed for our final four-day section into Scotland. Looks like itís going to be over 280 miles altogether. Thanks for all the messages of encouragement keep them coming to help us to the end.

 

Ta-ra for now Mo, Dave & Colin.

Dave at Hadrians wall

Dave & Mo at Cawfields Quarry

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